– USA, TX – Arcosa, Inc., the new independent publicly-traded company to be formed by the planned spin-off of Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN)’s infrastructure-related businesses, today announced the composition of the newly formed Board of Directors.
To ensure continuity and retention of valuable experience, at the time of the spin-off, each company’s board will include five members of the current Trinity Board of Directors, with no overlapping directors. Each of the five current Trinity directors who will join the Arcosa board will resign from the Trinity board on completion of the spin-off. In addition, new directors will be added to each of the Trinity and Arcosa boards, effective on completion of the spin-off. These directors were chosen after a comprehensive review of professional qualifications as they relate to the specific needs of the two new companies. The spin-off remains on track for completion in the fourth quarter.
The new Arcosa Board of Directors will consist of nine directors, eight of whom will be considered independent:
- Rhys Best, Current Director of Trinity, Non-Executive Chairman of MRC Global, Inc., and Non-Executive Chairman of Arcosa, Inc.
- Antonio Carrillo, Current Director of Trinity and future President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcosa, Inc.
- Joe Alvarado, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Metals Company.
David Biegler, Current Director of Trinity and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcross Energy Partners GP, LLC.
- Jay Craig, Chief Executive Officer and President of Meritor, Inc.
Ronald Gafford, Current Director of Trinity and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Industries, Inc.
- John Lindsay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
- Douglas Rock, Current Director of Trinity and former Chairman of Smith International, Inc.
- Melanie Trent, Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Rowan Companies plc.
“I am pleased to announce this highly qualified and experienced Board of Directors,” said Rhys Best, current Director of Trinity and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Arcosa. “We look forward to working closely together along with the executive team to build shareholder value by meeting critical infrastructure needs. Arcosa has tremendous opportunities ahead as a standalone company, and the diverse set of skills and experience represented by our directors will be invaluable as we work towards achieving the company’s strategic goals.”
Arcosa is expected to be a growth-oriented manufacturer of infrastructure-related products for construction, energy, and transportation markets. With $1.5 billion in 2017 revenues and $132 million in 2017 operating profit, Arcosa plans to leverage its established platforms of businesses to capitalize on economic expansion and infrastructure spending, which present compelling strategic opportunities. The new company, with a solid liquidity position, is expected to have the financial flexibility to pursue organic investments and acquisitions. Arcosa will have a leadership team with a track record of growth and the proven ability to operate efficiently in cyclical markets.
About Joe Alvarado
Joe Alvarado is the retired Chairman and CEO of Commercial Metals Company (“CMC”). Mr. Alvarado joined CMC in April 2010, and prior to serving as Chairman from 2013 to 2018 and CEO from 2011 to 2017 he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his tenure at CMC, Mr. Alvarado served as President, U.S. Steel Tubular Products for U.S. Steel after the completed acquisition of Lone Star Technologies, Inc. where he had served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Alvarado served as a Vice President for Ispat North America Inc. (now Arcelor Mittal) in 1998 and as an Executive Vice President at Birmingham Steel Company in 1997. Mr. Alvarado began his career at Inland Steel Company in 1976, and in 1988 he was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Inland Bar Company and was made President in 1995. Mr. Alvarado currently serves as a director of Trinseo and Kennametal, Inc. and he is a former director of Spectra Energy. He has also served on the board of directors of various industry trade associations and community organizations.
About Jay Craig
Jay Craig has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Meritor, Inc. since April 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Craig was President and Chief Operating Officer, with oversight of Meritor’s business segments – Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer. He has been a member of the Meritor Board of Directors since April 2015. Prior to taking on the role of President and COO, Mr. Craig was Senior Vice President and President of Meritor’s Commercial Truck & Industrial segment. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Meritor from 2009 to 2013 and has held various leadership positions at the company since 2006. Before joining Meritor, Mr. Craig served as President and CEO of General Motors Acceptance Corp.’s (“GMAC”) Commercial Finance organization from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Craig was President and CEO of GMAC’s Business Credit division from 1999 until 2001. He joined GMAC as a general auditor in 1997 from Deloitte & Touche, where he served as an audit partner. He is chairman of the Board of Directors, Focus: HOPE; a member of the Board of Directors, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association; and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business.
About John Lindsay
John Lindsay has served as Chief Executive Officer of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. since 2014 and President and Director since 2012. Mr. Lindsay joined Helmerich & Payne in 1987 and has served in various positions including Vice President, U.S. Land Operations from 1997 to 2006 for Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., Executive Vice President, U.S. and International Operations from 2006 to 2010, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2012, and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2012 to 2014.
About Melanie Trent
Melanie Trent previously served in various legal, administrative and compliance capacities for Rowan Companies plc, from 2005 until 2017, including as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer from 2014 until 2017, as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Company Secretary from 2011 until 2014, and as Vice President and Corporate Secretary from 2010 until 2011. Prior to her tenure at Rowan, Ms. Trent served in various legal, administrative and investor relations capacities for Reliant Energy Incorporated, served as counsel at Compaq Computer Corporation and as an associate at Andrews Kurth LLP. Ms. Trent is also a member of the Board of Directors of Diamondback Energy, Inc.
About Trinity Industries, Inc.
Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a diversified industrial company that owns complementary market-leading businesses providing products and services to the energy, chemical, agriculture, transportation, and construction sectors, among others. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group, and the Energy Equipment Group.
For more information : http://www.trin.net
About Arcosa, Inc.
Arcosa, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a growth-oriented manufacturer of infrastructure-related products and services with leading positions in construction, energy, and transportation markets. Arcosa reports its financial results in three principal business segments: the Construction Products Group, the Energy Equipment Group, and the Transportation Products Group.
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